Hi Moritz,

I believe this is great news for many users since this extensions was
among the extensions giving the most pain in the past from what I have
seen or even experienced myself. I very much apprechate your effort and
so do others too. I am sure! Thank you!!!

This comes also just in time for the upcoming LTS release of MediaWiki
which makes this even a better treat. :)

Cheers Karsten

Am 06.03.2018 um 12:09 schrieb Physikerwelt:
> In the past, administrators of MediaWiki installations faced a
> challenging installation procedure when they tried to enable rendering
> of mathematical formulae. As of February 22, no configuration or
> custom installation is required with the latest versions of MediaWiki
> core and the Math extension, if your wiki is connected to the
> internet.
> This is how it’s done:
> For wikis connected to the internet: Simply download the latest
> versions for both of Mediawiki core [1] and the Math extension [2] and
> that's it. The latest version can be obtained by selecting “master” in
> the extension distributor.
> For wikis not connected to the internet:
> Download the latest version of Mediawiki core [1] and the Math extension [2].
> Install the node module mathoid [4]. We recommend using Node version 8
> LTS [5], if node.js is not installed on the server. Mathoid can be
> installed to any location of your server that is accessible to the web
> server. For instance, in the location of the Math extension.
> After having installed and tested (e.g., by running npm test) the
> mathoid installation, point your MediaWiki to this location by adding
> the following config to your LocalSettings.php file:
> $wgMathoidCli = ['/srv/mathoid/cli.js', '-c', '/srv/mathoid/config.dev.yaml'];
> Replace /srv/mathoid with the location of your mathoid installation
> and run update.php [6].
> If you have any issues with the installation, please file a
> phabricator ticket using the following link
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/create/?projects=MediaWiki-extensions-Math
> Links and further reading:
> [1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_Git
> [2] Documentation of the Math extension
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Math**
> [3] Extension distributor
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:ExtensionDistributor/Math
> [4] Mathoid node package https://www.npmjs.com/package/mathoid
> [5] Node homepage https://nodejs.org/en/
> [6] How to run the database update
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Update.php
> Scientific Paper: Moritz Schubotz, Gabriel Wicke: Mathoid: Robust,
> Scalable, Fast and Accessible Math Rendering for Wikipedia. CICM 2014:
> 224-235 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.6179.pdf
> Required versions:
> * For offline Math rendering MediaWiki core must include patch
> https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/399768/
> ** The math extension must include patch
> https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/372100/
> --
> Moritz Schubotz
> Researcher
> isg.uni-konstanz.de/people/moritz-schubotz
> +49 1578 047 1397
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